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Narrative Scroll: Vessantara Jataka
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Narrative Scroll: Vessantara Jataka


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Description #1257 Phra Malai Worship of the Culamani Cetiya #1255 Maravijaya (Chap. 1) Ten Boons: Indra and Queen Phusati #1254 (Chap. 2) Gift of the Elephant (Chap. 3) Gitf of the Chariot #1263 (Chap. 4) Royal Family Leaves Sivi and Goes to Ceta (Chap. 5) Jujaka's Home; Jujaka Chased up a Tree #1262 (Chap. 6) Cetaputta Gives Directions Forest scene: animals [no inscriptions on lower border] #1260 (Chap. 7) Accuta Gives Directions (Chap. 8) Vessantara Gives Away his Children #1256 (end of chap. 8) (Chap. 9) Wild Beasts Prevent Maddi from Joining the Children (Interpolated chapeter; inscription: mahaphotsatsakan / mahabhojasasakara) Jujaka Asleep in Hammock #1258 (Interpolated chapter; inscription: ratcha thong taek) Jujaka's Belly Bursts (Chap. 10) Indra, in the Form of a Brahman, Requests Maddi #1259 (Chap. 10) Indra, in the Form of a Brahman, Requests Maddi (Chapter 11, but inscription: Sakka ti choen) Unidentified scene of royal assembly; possibly children brought to Sanjaya? (Chapter 12, beginning) procession of elephants #1261 (Chap. 12, but no inscription) Procession of elephants and horses #1265 (Chap. 12; inscription: lakhon ...[?] Procession of horses; merry making #1264 (Chap. 12) Dancers; soldiers on foot #1266 Soldier on Foot
Provenance Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2002

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1st half 20th century (Rattanakosin)
Medium
pigments on cloth
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.258
Measurements
H: 36 x W: 1615 1/8 in. (91.44 x 4102.43 cm)
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Not On View

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